Fair Share 2012-2013
| Here is how your dollars are used by the unit and council|
Your registration fee of $15 goes to the National office. Program fees for Day camp and Summer camp pay for the activity (direct staff, supplies, etc.), but do not cover the cost of operating the program (camp maintenance, equipment, insurance, etc.). “Fair Share” covers these costs (see iceberg sheet below for details) and depends on everyone doing their part.
| What about Pack, Troop, Team, Crew and Ship dues? |
These unit fees pay for local expenses:
• unit equipment and supplies, such as Pinewood Derby tracks, stoves, fuel, water filters, camping equipment, etc.
• camping and activity fees at parks and backpacking permits
• rank advancement badges, merit badges, and other recognition given to Scouts
The amount is determined by dividing the council budget by the number of Scout participants. it costs the Pacific Skyline council approximately $185 per Scout per year to provide the necessary resources and service to support local Scouting units.
| How do you set the $185 "Fair Share" amount?|
Click here to download "The True Cost of Scouting is Just Like an ICEBERG!" sheet as seen at left.
| What if I cannot afford to pay the $185 "Fair Share"?|
No family or Scout will be denied a Scouting experience because of their financial situation. A contribution of $185 (or more) is suggested but participation at any level is important and gratefully recognized. in addition to individual families, the council asks local businesses, civic clubs and individual donors for their financial support. the question often asked is “How many of the Scouting families have contributed?” these groups often base their decision to support Scouting on how many of Scouting’s families help bear the costs of operating the council. Please donate at the level at which you are able.
Note: Donations to fair Share are tax deductible.
| Note from our Council President & Scout Executive|
We all need to work together to give your Scout the best possible path to complete the journey from Tiger Cub to Boy Scout to eagle Scout. They deserve it. Thank you for supporting the Fair Share program.
Garth Pickett, Council President and Brian Curtis, Scout Executive
| Are you ready to support Scouting right now?|
Click here to visit our online donation site.
Click here to download a commitment form to mail in.